As we struggle with a very ill dog, and another wedding anniversary passes, I cannot help but have the lyrics (shared below) of the song ‘Pray For Me’ reverberate in my ears. One particular line keeps coming back to me – ‘sculpting of the Father’s great design’.
The Sculpting Of The Father’s Great Design
I recall learning the song in 1994 during a visit to the Philippines. At the end of a very intense programme, where the attendees bonded together, we sang this song. It brought tears then, and it still moves me deeply.
The beauty of it is that so many years later, many of us are still connected and the memories of those two weeks together still make us smile. Some friends have passed away, one as recently as late last year, but the connection continues.
Thinking about the Father’s great design I marvel at how He brought José and me together and how he continues to help us grow in love and respect.
And I think about our sweet dog whose time is coming to leave – another part of the plan – and how much he means to us. The hardest part of love is letting go – but that’s how life goes, doesn’t it?
Here are the lyrics of Pray For Me
Here is where the road divides
Here is where we realize
The sculpting of the Father’s great design
Thru’ time you’ve been a friend to me
But time is now the enemy
I wish we didn’t have to say goodbye
But I know the road he chose for me
Is not the road he chose for you
So as we chase the dreams we’re after
Pray for me and I’ll pray for you
Pray that we will keep the common ground
Won’t you pray for me and I’ll pray for you
And one day love will bring us back around
Painted on a tapestry
We see the way it has to be
Weaving through the laughter and the tears
But love will be the tie that binds us
To the time we leave behind us
Memories will be our souvenirs
And I know that through it all
The hardest part of love is letting go
But there’s a greater love that holds us
This post was written for Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday prompt – Design.
Thank you for sharing t his wonderful song and this post. I am sorry that you dog is near the end of his life. Our pets become family and can be such a source of joy and love. We have held and cried through the death of three dogs over thirty years. I shared this post on the East Canton Church Facebook page, and will look for a recording of the song. Thank you again, Blessings, Michele